Re: [CR] Purpose of a Track Headset ??

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Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:15:45 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <>
To: donald gillies <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Purpose of a Track Headset ??

I never "got" the reasoning for a track specific HS, even when it was explained. Having a shorter stack height option never hurt though.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham,Washington USA

2009/1/27 donald gillies <>:
> What is the purpose of a campagnolo track headset ?? I mean really,
> if you want the stack height to be 5 mm lower, why not just chop off 5
> mm from the head tube ?? Are you saying that campagnolo made a
> headset just to create some extra clearance on the 18.5" framesize and
> everyoned adopted it on all frame sizes by mistake ?? Has anyone else
> ever produced a 'track specific' headset? It only counts as 'track
> specific' if you offer a road model as well ... (sorry, Hatta ...)
> I received a track frame recently with a nuovo record headset and
> campagnolo track BB installed. The catalogue clearly shows a track
> headset installed, but I am wondering if perhaps the nuovo record
> headset might have been the actual original equipment.
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA,